Known for its quirky menu, Nonna Said in Candleriggs combines Italian classics with innovative street food, delighting guests with 90s hip-hop, cartoons and air hockey every day. Plus, the spot also boasts a creative cocktail menu, as well as a generous beer selection.
What is more, the venue often gets hailed as the “best pizza” in Glasgow, and even has a sign up saying: “Nonna Said… F**k Domino’s”. So, Secret Glasgow got the chance to visit Nonna Said to find out what the fuss is all about.
As you walk through the door, you’re met with a colourful, non-pretentious décor and the familiar sounds of 90s hip-hop playing in the background. An episode of The Simpsons is playing on a giant projector screen and the inviting smell of pizza is in the air. On first impression, Nonna Said seems to be a millennial’s paradise.
Nonna’s creative approach to street food is one of its many alluring points, and with absolute gems like Carbonara Fritta and Lasagne Fritta with garlic mayo, the starters are as good as they sound. What is more, we added some NFP (Nonna’s Fried Pickles) which are buttermilk fried pickle slices with
Chiu chow chilli mayo.
Guests can also choose Nonna’s Loaded option which comes with a choice of loaded fries, nachos, hash browns or smiley faces with a topping of one’s choice, such as the Spicy Haggis & Cheese.
And now, for the verdict that matters the most: are the pizzas as good as advertised? We went for the Philly Cheesesteak pizza as well as a classic Pepperoni option. The Philly Cheesesteak pizza was as divine as it sounds, topped with liquid cheese sauce, slow-cooked beef, caramelised onions and green peppers. Nonna Said is officially one of the best pizza places in Glasgow, offering creative pizzas that will make you want to dance (yes, I did a dance).
Nonna’s cocktail menu is also noteworthy, with plenty of funky options to go for from classics such as Pornstar Martinis and Mai Tais to more creative takes like the Banana Colada and Yer Da Sells Avon, it’s quite hard to choose just one. So, when you’re there, might as well try quite a few.
Nonna Said is a laid-back space filled with good vibes, accompanied by great food and friendly service. Whether it’s a Friday night or a mid-week catch-up with pals, it’s an easy go-to spot for pizza and street food lovers.